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74 Next-Gen Batteries

Nano, Eco & Futuristic Tech Solutions That Charge Us Up for CES 2010

— December 11, 2009 — Eco
CES, the world’s most biggest consumer electronics show, is a hotbed of next-gen gadgets, batteries and technology. While we’re pumped to see all of the innovations that will spring forth from this tech trade show, we can’t help but wonder what futuristic batteries CES will feature this year.

We’ve covered a number of innovative batteries at Trend Hunter. Whether they’re biodegradable batteries that promise to do no harm to the environment when they’re discarded or eco-friendly batteries made from algae, it’s clear that environmentally-sound batteries are already a major priority for manufacturers and scientists.

Battery innovations aren’t just limited to the green industry, though. Aftermarket manufacturers are harnessing technology that allows them to create batteries that promise to last for 40 hours as well as batteries that are powered by urine, sugar, sodium and kinetic energy.

While futuristic batteries aren’t likely to make the average person’s wish list, these clever designs are a glimpse into what’s in store for the design of next-gen mobile phones, laptops and gadgets. After all, these modern-day must-haves have to be powered by something. And as companies like WePC.com increasingly use crowdsourcing and open-source technology to create their products, it’s only a matter of time before one of these 75 next-gen batteries actually makes it to mass market. We can’t wait.

Editor’s note: In the interest of full disclosure, the post above was written as a part of a sponsored series courtesy of Asus and WePC. We hope you enjoy this post and encourage you to support our sponsors by participating in their promotions.
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World Bettering Batteries
World Bettering Batteries
Salt and Paper Deliver Revolutionarily Cheap Electricity
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73
Battery-Charging Boomerangs
Battery-Charging Boomerangs
The Boo Generates Electric Power While You Play
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72
Penny-Sized Power
Penny-Sized Power
Wee Nuclear Batteries that Pack a Powerful Punch
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71
USB Charging
USB Charging
Toshiba 'Sleep and Charge' Works Even When Your Laptop is Off
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70
Algae Paper Power
Algae Paper Power
These Biodegradable Batteries Could Cut Down on E-Waste
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69
Kaleidoscopic Batteries
Kaleidoscopic Batteries
Flashy Volta Rainbow Batteries Make Powering Objects a Colorful Task
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68
Cell Saving Solutions
Cell Saving Solutions
The Battery Rack Holds and Organizes Up to 46 Batteries
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67
Paper and Ink Batteries
Paper and Ink Batteries
Supercapacitors Use Carbon Nanotube Tech & Simple Materials
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66
Rechargable Outdoor Candles
Rechargable Outdoor Candles
LED & Silicone Mood Lighting
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65
Alkaline Battery Rechargers
Alkaline Battery Rechargers
'Battery Wizard' Safely Reconditions Ordinary Batteries for Reuse
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64
Reversible Water-Repellent Batteries
Reversible Water-Repellent Batteries
Nanonails
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63
Light Up Your Battery Drawer
Light Up Your Battery Drawer
Panasonic Flashlight
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62
Smart Drug Implants
Smart Drug Implants
Corroding Biobattery Delivery
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61
Dancing to Charge Cell Phones
Dancing to Charge Cell Phones
The DanceCharge
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60
Nature-Inspired Charging
Nature-Inspired Charging
'The Tree of Charge' Brightens Your Desktop WhileYou Charge Your Gadget
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59
Harvesting RF Energy
Harvesting RF Energy
Wirelessly Recharge Batteries with Powercast
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58
Paper-Thin, Flexible Battery
Paper-Thin, Flexible Battery
Charging Mobiles In Your Pants Could Soon Be Possible
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57
WiPower Charging
WiPower Charging
Wireless Power
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56
Portable Battery Charges Cell Phones
Portable Battery Charges Cell Phones
eGO Emergency Battery
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55
Air-Powered Batteries
Air-Powered Batteries
'STAIR' Technology Ushers in a New Era in Alternative Energy
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54
Sugar-Powered Battery Could Run your Ipod
Sugar-Powered Battery Could Run your Ipod
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53
Puppy-Shaped Chargers
Puppy-Shaped Chargers
Sanyo's Eneloop Rechargeable Batteries and Adorable Charger
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52
6-Device Electronic Charger
6-Device Electronic Charger
A Simple Space Saver
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51
Squishy Batteries
Squishy Batteries
THe AtoD Rechargeable is an Easy One-Size-Fits-All Battery
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50
Wearable, Rechargeable Batteries
Wearable, Rechargeable Batteries
Woven Nanostructured Fiber
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49
Sleek iPhone Battery Packs
Sleek iPhone Battery Packs
The 'Juice Pack 3G' is Apple-Approved
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48
Flexible And See-Through Battery
Flexible And See-Through Battery
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47
Sugar Powered Bio-Battery
Sugar Powered Bio-Battery
Sony's Eco-Friendly Power Source
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46
Viruses Engineered to Make Batteries
Viruses Engineered to Make Batteries
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45
Charge On The Run
Charge On The Run
4 Port USB Car Charger
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44
Wealth-Inducing Batteries
Wealth-Inducing Batteries
Bolivian Lithium May Make the Country Rich
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43
Charging Cars With Plants
Charging Cars With Plants
Hyundai 2020 Concept Uses Photosynthesis to Charge in Seconds
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42
Safari Cell Phone Chargers
Safari Cell Phone Chargers
Microworks ‘Vine' Cable Organifies Your Tangle of Wires
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41
On-the-Go Generators
On-the-Go Generators
Walk-Driven Kinetic Energy Gadget Powers Electronic Devices
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40
Mobile Phone Platforms
Mobile Phone Platforms
Tangle-Free Charging Shelves Nix Cable Mess
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39
Cigarette Chargers
Cigarette Chargers
Blu E-Cigarettes Look, Feel and Taste Like a Real Smoke
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38
Urine-Powered Batteries
Urine-Powered Batteries
Aqua Power Survival Batteries
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37
Nuclear Batteries
Nuclear Batteries
Hyperion Hydride Reactor
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36
Pee Powered Battery
Pee Powered Battery
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35
Rabbit Rechargers
Rabbit Rechargers
The Light Up Wii Rayman Raving Rabbids Dual Charger
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34
Wireless Recharging
Wireless Recharging
SplashPower Charges Phones, Cameras... Anything!
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33
Wireless In-Car Gadget Chargers
Wireless In-Car Gadget Chargers
eCoupled System Also Features Wire-Free Data Transfer (CES 2009)
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32
USB Rechargeable Batteries
USB Rechargeable Batteries
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31
40-Hour Laptop Batteries
40-Hour Laptop Batteries
Stanford Silicon Nanowires
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30
Solar Panel Home Lights
Solar Panel Home Lights
The Kiran Solar Lamp Recharges in Just 8 Hours
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29
Sodium Battery Technology
Sodium Battery Technology
New Proprietary Ceramic Material for Deep-Cycle Sodium Batteries
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28
Super Batteries
Super Batteries
666 Day Charge on I-Coloured Mobile ZJ268
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27
Neon Eco Gizmos
Neon Eco Gizmos
Solar Powered Surge iPod Touch Recharger Loves the Earth
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26
Megawatt Yacht Batteries
Megawatt Yacht Batteries
Smart-Grid Technology for Eco-Extravagance
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25
Solar Tables
Solar Tables
Sun Table Charges Your Electric Goodies
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24
Self-Recharging Batteries
Self-Recharging Batteries
Mint Energy Charges Itself With a Swift Shake
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23
Mini Eco Chargers
Mini Eco Chargers
Solar Charger Keyring
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22
Blood-Fueled Batteries
Blood-Fueled Batteries
Bio-Implants Powered by Vampire Cells
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21
Kinetically Powered Flashlights
Kinetically Powered Flashlights
Shining a Light on the Self-Powered ShakerScope
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20
Battery Racks
Battery Racks
Ideal Storage + Gimmicks
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19
Geektastic Kitchenware
Geektastic Kitchenware
Battery Salt and Pepper Shakers by Antrepo Design
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18
Battery Killers
Battery Killers
Litroenergy Power Cells
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17
Energy Pods
Energy Pods
Kinetic Exercise Ball Charges Batteries Just By Playing Catch or Juggling
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16
Eco-Friendly Charging Umbrellas
Eco-Friendly Charging Umbrellas
Parasolar
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15
Eco Mobile Chargers
Eco Mobile Chargers
Charge Your Mobile for Free With Solar Style's SC003
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14
The 9-Volt Battery Light
The 9-Volt Battery Light
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13
Immortal Auto Battery Ads
Immortal Auto Battery Ads
Koba Batteries Will Live Longer Than Your Car
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12
Solar Powered Laptop Case Actually Charges Laptops
Solar Powered Laptop Case Actually Charges Laptops
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11
Charge Batteries While You Walk
Charge Batteries While You Walk
Knee Brace Dynamo
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10
Street Lights Powered by Dead Batteries
Street Lights Powered by Dead Batteries
The Energy Seed Lamp
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9
Charge by Movement, Not Batteries
Charge by Movement, Not Batteries
Atlas Kinetic Phone
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8
Sun-Powered Laptop Chargers
Sun-Powered Laptop Chargers
Solargorilla Solar Charger Sunbathes to Ensure You Stay Connected
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7
Wind-Powered Battery Chargers
Wind-Powered Battery Chargers
The Febot
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6
Grass Pot Chargers
Grass Pot Chargers
Kikkerland Charging Station Hides Unsightly Wires
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5
Electronic Tees Recharge With Hugs
Electronic Tees Recharge With Hugs
8-Bit Dynamic Life Shirt
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4
Self-Charging Batteries
Self-Charging Batteries
IF-Battery Features Built-In Charger
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3
Solar Batteries
Solar Batteries
SunCat C-cell Batteries by Knut Karlsen Nix Need For Power Outlets Altogether
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2
NextGen Battery Scooter
NextGen Battery Scooter
2000XR Uses Lithium-Ion
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Battery Lights
Battery Lights
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